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Release date: 29 February 2008
Style: Contemporary folk

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01. The Isle Of Summer
02. Birch Black
03. Hollow Stone
04. Pantheist
05. Birch White
06. Sowilo Rune
07. Summerisle Reprise

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Additional info
Limited to 2000 copies. This EP contains material that has been recorded between 2004 to 2007.

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Marcus - 14.10.2011 at 07:12  
  This is a great album on it's own, but damn, if you've seen The Wicker Man (The Original!), this album takes on so much more meaning.
Troy Killjoy - 14.10.2011 at 07:25  
 
Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:12
This is a great album on it's own, but damn, if you've seen The Wicker Man (The Original!), this album takes on so much more meaning.

The original is a fantastic movie, among my favorites. And ya...if you've seen it the spoken parts in the EP bring back images from the film and adds to the experience. Agalloch are usually pretty good for making you feel their music.
Marcus - 14.10.2011 at 07:32  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.10.2011 at 07:25

Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:12
This is a great album on it's own, but damn, if you've seen The Wicker Man (The Original!), this album takes on so much more meaning.

The original is a fantastic movie, among my favorites. And ya...if you've seen it the spoken parts in the EP bring back images from the film and adds to the experience. Agalloch are usually pretty good for making you feel their music.

Glad you've seen it, I sure hope you've seen the Nic Cage remake too. It's funny, the more I listen to it the more I like the movie too. I really commend them for striking such a strong connection between this EP and the movie.
Troy Killjoy - 14.10.2011 at 07:37  
 
Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:32
I sure hope you've seen the Nic Cage remake too.
I really commend them for striking such a strong connection between this EP and the movie.

I despise Nicolas Cage, but I watch his movies out of masochistic curiosity. The remake was awful (which I expected)... It's amazing how one movie can inspire a band to create music as heard on this EP and then some director decides to remake the same movie and lose touch with the original completely.

I mean I guess that's better than doing a shot-for-shot remake of Psycho, or judging by the previews I've seen, The Thing. People and their inadequacies.
Marcus - 14.10.2011 at 07:52  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.10.2011 at 07:37

Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:32
I sure hope you've seen the Nic Cage remake too.
I really commend them for striking such a strong connection between this EP and the movie.

I despise Nicolas Cage, but I watch his movies out of masochistic curiosity. The remake was awful (which I expected)... It's amazing how one movie can inspire a band to create music as heard on this EP and then some director decides to remake the same movie and lose touch with the original completely.

I mean I guess that's better than doing a shot-for-shot remake of Psycho, or judging by the previews I've seen, The Thing. People and their inadequacies.

Me too, but watching that movie really cracked me up despite it being such a bastardization of the original. And don't get me started on the new The Thing, from the previews it looks like they decided to get rid of everything that made the "original" good.

Troy Killjoy - 14.10.2011 at 07:59  
 
Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:52
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That's fucking awesome!

I love when he's like "Everywhere I turn my head there's something I don't understand" or whatever and then it pans to a guy wearing a bear's head for a hat. Too good.

I feel like one would be hard-pressed to make a good comedy trailer of the original. It's a really dark, atmospheric film that is perfectly captured by Agalloch on this EP. I highly doubt anything Nicolas Cage will ever be a part of will ever inspire a metal band.

Aside from his son, that is.
Marcus - 14.10.2011 at 09:26  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.10.2011 at 07:59

Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:52
...

That's fucking awesome!

I love when he's like "Everywhere I turn my head there's something I don't understand" or whatever and then it pans to a guy wearing a bear's head for a hat. Too good.

I feel like one would be hard-pressed to make a good comedy trailer of the original. It's a really dark, atmospheric film that is perfectly captured by Agalloch on this EP. I highly doubt anything Nicolas Cage will ever be a part of will ever inspire a metal band.

Aside from his son, that is.

Hehehe I saw that video before ever seeing the movie and I thought to myself "there's no way a movie exists where Nic Cage seriously punch ~4 women".

Very true, there's very little comedy to be found in the movie. You should check out "Black Death" if you haven't already. It's takes place during the Plague but has a lot of the same themes and overall vibe as The Wicker Man.

I could see a grindcore band doing a Nicolas Cage themed album, maybe Ultra Vomit. And I actually had no clue his son is in a black metal band. That's pretty boss.
@gent_-_orange - 28.03.2012 at 02:05  
  I would love to own a physical copy of this, Goddammit Agalloch why make your EP's so hard to get.
Bad English - 10.06.2013 at 18:46  
  I am happy I have downloaded wersion, because this is well OK, for folk muisc, but I would prefere more metal if I pay, but since Its not orginal so its OK , good folk tunes
telephonebear - 03.08.2014 at 17:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.10.2011 at 07:25

Written by Marcus on 14.10.2011 at 07:12
This is a great album on it's own, but damn, if you've seen The Wicker Man (The Original!), this album takes on so much more meaning.

The original is a fantastic movie, among my favorites. And ya...if you've seen it the spoken parts in the EP bring back images from the film and adds to the experience. Agalloch are usually pretty good for making you feel their music.


The EP opens with the kids singing "We carry death out of the village". It never really seemed very significant or memorable in the film but here it sounds really poignant . The quotations about God being dead and Lord Summerisle not being an unenlightened heathen are brilliant as well, the latter closing the album in such a beautiful way. I'd like to hear Haughm's thoughts on the film being a Pagan/Heathen himself, he obviously likes it to write an EP on it.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 15.08.2014 at 15:55  
  The amount of times I've listened to this late at night, working on artwork and other things, drinking wine, (mead and whisky) and with liten incense all at once has been so many times as an experience that it's become such a staple for me as my way of working myself down.

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